A community with something for everyone...
The perfect balance between small-town and big city life...
Opportunities abound for family life and meeting new people...
The La Crosse area offers exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation. Due to the fact that La Crosse is the meeting point for the Mississippi, Black and La Crosse Rivers, there are endless opportunities for canoeing, water skiing, fishing, sailing, and sunbathing on the community beaches. There are also well-developed hiking trails and campsites, as well as nationally known bike trails. For the kids there are many opportunities for year-round athletics, arts and crafts, theatre, and a variety of other cultural and educational opportunities.
When the snow flies, you can turn in your water skis for your cross-country or downhill skis, as La Crosse also provides for great winter-time recreation. Mt. La Crosse offers several hills for all skill levels (including one for the kids) and there are many groomed cross-country trails.
For lovers of the arts, La Crosse offers a community symphony orchestra, a community concert association, a community theater and a summer arts festival featuring night-time concerts. The La Crosse Center attracts many professional sporting events as well as top-name entertainers and musical groups.
La Crosse also emphasizes the importance of education. The public school system is among the best in the nation and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Viterbo University and Western Technical College are available for those who wish to further their education. La Crosse offers the perfect balance between small-town and big-city life. Surrounded by agricultural settings--yet within driving distance of several major cities--it is a great place to raise a family and meet new friends.
Community Web Sites:
Greater La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce – www.lacrossechamber.com
La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau – www.explorelacrosse.com
La Crosse Tribune – www.lacrossetribune.com
City of La Crosse – www.cityoflacrosse.org
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse – www.uwlax.edu
Viterbo University – www.viterbo.edu
Western Wisconsin Technical College – www.westerntc.edu
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration – www.fspa.org
(along with Mayo Clinic, the Franciscan Sisters are co-sponsors of Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare)